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The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

(2017)
(The first book in the Danielle Cain series)
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The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic."

Searching for clues about her best friend's mysterious suicide, Danielle ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa, and witnesses a protector spirit - in the form of a blood-red, three-antlered deer - begin to turn on its summoners. She and her new friends have to act fast if they're going to save the town - or get out alive.

"Intelligent and fiercely imagined." - Alan Moore
"A dark story of the human need for power." - Eileen Gunn
"Daring anti-fantasy." - Nick Mamatas
"A unique bite of punk culture." - Delilah S. Dawson
"Important, thought-provoking... thrilling ride." - Lewis Shiner
"Always vivid." - Tobias Buckell
"As relatable as it is harrowing." - Leanna Renee Hieber
"Utterly engrossing... it refuses to let you go." - Mur Lafferty

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Margaret Killjoy’s fiction is a peek at a world that lies right next to ours, always vivid, thought provoking and full of itinerant magic." - Tobias S Buckell

"A dark story of the human need for power. Margaret Killjoy writes of the inner nature of anarchy at a time when old systems of government are breaking down. Read it now." - Eileen Gunn

"A powerful, visceral voice and an immediately compelling story. As relatable as it is harrowing. An immediate, exciting addition to speculative fiction." - Leanna Renee Hieber

"Utterly engrossing from the first sentence; it refuses to let you go." - Mur Lafferty

"A daring anti-fantasy and anti-utopia where even anarchists need to be careful what they wish for." - Nick Mamatas

"Sexy and energetic-this is ideal reading for a post-truth world." - Alan Moore

"Packed with mystery, suspense, intriguing characters, a dash of humor, and big helpings of anarchist politics, The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion does what the best fantasy is supposed to do, making ideas literal--in this case, incarnating Justice as a wild beast." - Lewis Shiner


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Used availability for Margaret Killjoy's The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (Danielle Cain)
Author(s): Margaret Killjoy
ISBN: 0-7653-9736-6 / 978-0-7653-9736-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion (Kindle Single) (Danielle Cain Book 1)
Author(s): Margaret Killjoy
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU